New Literary Agent Alert: Marlo Berliner of The Jennifer de Chiara Literary Agency

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Marlo Berliner is an award-winning young adult author, freelance editor, and bookseller. She joined The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency in March 2018 as an editorial intern after having completed a previous internship with The Bent Agency. Now, she is actively building her list as an associate agent. She is a member of SCBWI, RWA, NJ-RWA, and YA-RWA. Prior to her career in the publishing world, Marlo was an accounting manager for a Fortune 500 company. She holds B.S. degrees in Economics and Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Marlo Berliner

Marlo Berliner

(20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing.)

Currently Seeking

Middle Grade and Young Adult

I am interested in all genres of MG and YA fiction, with particular emphasis on adventure, psychological thrillers, suspense, mystery, paranormal, urban fantasy, horror, speculative, and romance. I enjoy magic, magical realism, unusual settings, pirates, dark elements, gothic tone, secrets or secretive characters, treasure hunts, and unreliable narrators. Also, if you can take a story or intellectual property (in TV or books) that is popular with the adult crowd and give me its MG or YA version, then I will give it a look because I believe these types of stories may have strong potential for the market. Stories told by #ownvoices, and stories with diverse characters of all kinds, including neuro-diverse and LGBTQIA+ are all welcomed. I am also open to coming-of-age stories set in college that walk the line between upper YA and NA. While I do like contemporary tales, I may not be the best fit for 'issue' books where the central conflict revolves primarily around rape/rape-culture, drugs, or illness. I will also consider some select nonfiction projects in MG and YA, particularly if they involve pop-culture or current events.

Adult 

I am interested in all genres of Romance, except inspirational, historical, and erotic. I am also open to women’s fiction, mystery, thriller, and suspense.

For more, follow me on Twitter @MarloBerliner.

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How to Submit

Please submit your query and first 20 pages of your finished and polished manuscript via my Query Manager: http://QueryMe.Online/marloberliner

You will receive an automatic response from Query Manager which lets you know your submission is in my inbox, and you can track your query’s progress. I'll respond within 6 weeks, but only to projects that interest me.

Please Note: I only accept Query Manager submissions; any queries sent by e-mail or regular mail will not be considered.

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